Department of State – Embassy of the United States, Islamabad, Pakistan (SCAISB-18-AW-007-02022018) Cultural Affairs Annual Program Statement – Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Islamabad
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: April 5, 2018 (11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern time)
Award Information: Type: Cooperative Agreement, Grant (See link for more information)
Estimated Number of Awards: N/A
Anticipated Amount: The award floor is $200,000; the award ceiling is $500,000. Estimated total program funding is $2,500,000.
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Who May Serve as PI: In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet. Organizations requesting $25,000 or more must also have a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D for information on how to obtain these registrations.
Previous federal award recipients who are not/were not in compliance with the terms of their financial and program reporting requirements are ineligible to apply. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are in compliance with all applicable terms, conditions, and Office of Management and Budget guidance and requirements. Those organizations found to be in noncompliance may be found ineligible for funding or designated high risk if selected for funding
CAO Islamabad’s purpose in funding projects under this NOFO is to further contributions to economic growth and the development of human and government capacity in Pakistan, while developing people-to-people, institutional, and economic ties between the United States and Pakistan. We also aim to increase understanding of and support for U.S.-Pakistan relations and American values and policy among the Pakistani public. To this end, CAO Islamabad invites proposals that address the objectives listed below.
CAO Islamabad’s programming in Pakistan:
- Strengthens local institutions to build long-term, self-sustaining relationships and institutional linkages between U.S. and Pakistani organizations, including capacity building support for Pakistani organizations as needed.
- Contributes to economic growth; improves human capacity by creating a better educated and more skillful workforce; and contributes to the development of government capacity in Pakistan, in particular in areas outside of urban centers and other remote and/or disconnected areas while contributing to local and regional stability.
- Empowers civil societies to strengthen diversity, the rule of law, transparency, and minority rights.
- Strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and Pakistan through shared information, experiences, exchanges, and/or expertise.
- Enhances community engagement through positive messages and tolerant perspectives that enhance and amplify community-based efforts in a wide range of areas.
- Expands media outreach by amplifying U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.
- Demonstrates shared values, which builds respect and trust and increases effective communication
Preference will be given to proposals that include target audiences outside the urban centers of Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar. Projects that engage partners in India and/or Afghanistan are welcome. Note: While proposals may address multiple project objectives; they should focus activities primarily in one of the following four (4) project areas, and indicate which one.
- Education – Academic Linkages / Joint Research / Promoting Tolerance and Diversity on Campus
- Sustainable Economic Growth
- Human Rights and Social Inclusion
- Strengthening Civil Society
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.